Today will see locals across the region participate in Safer Internet Day; with the eSafety Commissioner calling for community leaders to help create a safer internet by acting with respect online.
The move is hoped to get users to pledge to be more respectful and positive when using online services.
The latest data has revealed 1 in 5 young Australians have had a negative experience online.
With an influx of prominent businesses and organisations across the country signing up to the scheme, officials are now calling for mums, dads, teachers and Limestone Coast's young people to pledge to show respect online.
Locals are being urged to stop, think and show respect before posting, texting or tweeting.
eSafety Commissioner Julie Inmann Grant says schemes like these are crucial for online safety and awareness.
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